Off the Map actress Mamie Gummer, 28, and Flags of Our Fathers actor Benjamin Walker, 29, both said “I do” on July 16 at a lakeside ceremony at Gummer’s family home in Connecticut. Gummer-the oldest daughter of actress Meryl Streep, 62-and Walker celebrated with 150 guests, including actresses Claire Danes, 32, and Laura Linney, 47.
Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane, 38, briefly checked into a rehab clinic in Los Angeles. Dane, who is expecting a second child with his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, 38, entered the facility to “help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury,” says his rep. The actor has since returned to work.
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, 58, was told by the Federal Election Commission on July 21 that he must repay $2.3 million in public money that he was not entitled to for his 2008 presidential campaign. Edwards, whose wife, Elizabeth, died in December, is also charged in a separate criminal case with accepting illegal contributions to hide an affair with Rielle Hunter, 47, with whom he fathered daughter Frances Quinn, 3. He is scheduled to stand trial for that this fall.
Back in 1964, when the Fab Four were just a hot boy-band from England, then-18-year-old Mike Mitchell got a prime seat at the Beatles’ first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C. Mitchell snapped photos of the mop-topped John, Paul, George and Ringo, and his collection of 46 black-and-white photos sold at an auction in New York on July 20 for $360,000.
Actress Maya Rudolph, 39, recently played a first-time bride in Bridesmaids, and now the SNL star is a real-life third-time mom. She and her husband, There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, 41, welcomed son Jack on July 3. He joins sisters Lucille, 1, and Pearl, 5.
Lucian Freud, the towering British figurative painter and grandson of Sigmund, who produced stark yet searing images of friends and Queen Elizabeth II, 85, died in London on July 20 at age 88. •Elliot Handler, who in 1945 cofounded Mattel toys and later introduced the Barbie doll, named after his daughter, and Ken, named for his son, died July 21 in L.A. at 95. Handler later brought out the more boy-centric Hot Wheels cars.
MARIA & ARNOLD’S SON: ‘FULL RECOVERY’
Christopher Schwarzenegger, 13 (left), who suffered broken ribs and other bones and a collapsed lung during a July 17 boogie-board accident in Malibu, is expected to leave the hospital soon. Christopher’s mother, Maria Shriver, 55 (below left), who separated from husband Arnold Schwarzenegger, 64, in May “was shaken horribly” by the incident, says a family source, and has kept a vigil at his bedside. In a sign of unity the estranged couple released a statement that their son “is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery.”